Done Deal: Schalke Announce Signing Of Breel Embolo
Bundesliga side FC Schalke have successfully fended off competition from a host of top European sides for the highly-rated Switzerland international Breel Embolo.
They boasted about this ‘transfer victory’ by posting a troll video on their twitter.
The announcement of the five-year deal comes a day after Switzerland were knocked out of EURO 2016, where the youngster failed to convert any chances.
Schalke reportedly coughed up an initial €25 million for the Swiss, who scored 13 goals for Basel last season, while the sum could go up to €27.5 million with bonuses.
Schalke’s Sporting director Christian Heidel said: “With Breel Embolo, we have added one of Europe’s most coveted hot prospects, already with plenty of international experience, to Schalke.”
Basel’s official statement added: “Basel thanks Breel Embolo for his many years of service and his always positive and cheerful way in which he supported the team.”
Watch his first interview as a Schalke player in the video posted above.
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